How much does a vacuum splint cost?
|Item #||Product Name||Price|
|20211||EMS Econo Vacuum Deluxe Wrist/Ankle Splint||$119.29|
|20208||EMS Econo Vacuum Leg Splint||$72.99|
|20207||EMS Econo Vacuum Arm Splint||$35.49|
|20206||EMS Econo Vacuum Wrist/Ankle Splint||$30.49|
When should you use a vacuum splint?
Vacuum splints are primarily used by paramedics to splint trauma-related injuries, joint dislocation, subluxation, and extremity fractures. Advantages of the vacuum splint include the ability to provide support whilst relieving pressure at the injury site and the ability to conform to any shape.
What is the difference between an air splint and a vacuum splint?
Injuries can be immobilized in the position in which theyare found. Vacuum splints are radiolucent and do not apply external pressure to the injured extremity. But depending on a pump and valve system and high co st of the splints are the ir disadvantages. Air splints are sofi: splints that become rigid when inflated.
Does a vacuum splint cause numbness?
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION: If the cast/splint feels too tight. If you have any numbness or tingling (the sensation of your arm or leg “falling asleep”) in the extremity on which the cast/splint is applied. If you start feeling bad, or have a fever, chills, or shakes.
How do you make a homemade splint?
Here are some tips for making your own hand splint.
- Control any bleeding. First, treat any open wounds and control any bleeding.
- Place an object in the palm of the hand. Then place a wad of cloth in the palm of the injured person’s hand.
- Apply padding.
- Secure the padding.
- Seek medical help.
What’s inside a vacuum splint?
The splint is simply constructed from clear vinyl sheeting and contains 2-mm. expanded polystyrene balls. Evacuation of air causes the splint to become rigid, thereby providing stability and immobilization of the limb.
Which of the following is a disadvantage of using a vacuum splint?
A disadvantage of this method of splintage is that after evacuation there is a very slow lo3s of vacuum to a point where parts of the hand requiring immobilisa- tion rlacken. It is necessary therefore to check the splint and position of the hand twice daily, as should any hand dressing.
Why does my skin burn under my cast?
Stinging or burning, which could mean there is too much pressure on your skin. Excessive swelling in the part of your arm or leg that is below the cast, which could mean your blood is circulating too slowly. Bleeding from the skin underneath cast, which means the skin has broken.
What materials can be used to make a splint?
Find something rigid to use as supports to make the splint, such as sticks, boards, or even rolled up newspapers. If none can be found, use a rolled blanket or clothing. An injured body part can also be taped to an uninjured body part to prevent it from moving.